Can I retire at age 62 with 980,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $980,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$80,927$80,207$79,503$78,817$78,147$75,494
2 years$40,063$39,317$38,594$37,893$37,213$34,567
3 years$26,443$25,694$24,973$24,278$23,609$21,053
4 years$19,635$18,888$18,174$17,491$16,838$14,392
5 years$15,551$14,808$14,104$13,435$12,800$10,470
6 years$12,829$12,092$11,398$10,744$10,128$7,915
7 years$10,886$10,155$9,472$8,833$8,237$6,141
8 years$9,429$8,705$8,033$7,410$6,833$4,854
9 years$8,296$7,579$6,919$6,312$5,755$3,888
10 years$7,391$6,680$6,032$5,441$4,903$3,147
11 years$6,650$5,947$5,310$4,735$4,217$2,568
12 years$6,034$5,338$4,713$4,153$3,654$2,108
13 years$5,513$4,824$4,211$3,667$3,187$1,739
14 years$5,066$4,385$3,783$3,255$2,793$1,441
15 years$4,680$4,006$3,416$2,903$2,460$1,198
16 years$4,342$3,675$3,097$2,599$2,174$998
17 years$4,044$3,385$2,818$2,335$1,927$834
18 years$3,779$3,128$2,572$2,105$1,714$698
19 years$3,543$2,899$2,355$1,902$1,528$585
20 years$3,331$2,693$2,161$1,722$1,364$491
21 years$3,139$2,509$1,988$1,563$1,221$412
22 years$2,964$2,342$1,832$1,421$1,094$346
23 years$2,806$2,190$1,692$1,294$982$292
24 years$2,660$2,052$1,565$1,181$883$245
25 years$2,527$1,926$1,449$1,078$795$207
26 years$2,403$1,810$1,344$986$716$174
27 years$2,290$1,703$1,248$902$645$147
28 years$2,184$1,605$1,160$827$582$124
29 years$2,086$1,514$1,080$758$526$104
30 years$1,995$1,430$1,006$696$475$88
31 years$1,910$1,352$938$639$430$74
32 years$1,830$1,279$875$587$389$63
33 years$1,755$1,211$817$540$352$53
34 years$1,685$1,148$763$497$318$45
35 years$1,619$1,089$713$457$288$38
36 years$1,556$1,034$667$421$261$32
37 years$1,498$982$625$388$237$27
38 years$1,442$933$585$358$215$23
39 years$1,390$887$548$330$195$19
40 years$1,340$844$514$304$177$16
41 years$1,293$803$482$281$160$14
42 years$1,248$765$452$259$145$12
43 years$1,205$729$424$239$132$10
44 years$1,164$695$398$221$120$8
45 years$1,126$663$374$204$109$7
46 years$1,089$632$351$188$99$6
47 years$1,054$603$330$174$90$5
48 years$1,020$576$310$161$81$4
49 years$988$550$291$149$74$4
50 years$957$525$274$137$67$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $980,000, adding $6,416 every year, while hoping to spend $24,587 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 65/20/15 Blend
61$980,000$980,000$980,000$980,000
62$1,086,578$1,034,638$1,019,448$1,152,886
63$1,171,249$1,059,175$1,027,439$1,222,581
64$1,263,732$1,084,090$1,034,874$1,295,274
65$1,364,798$1,109,376$1,041,708$1,374,101
66$1,475,296$1,135,024$1,047,894$1,459,662
67$1,596,161$1,161,025$1,053,383$1,552,616
68$1,728,420$1,187,367$1,058,122$1,653,691
69$1,873,208$1,214,037$1,062,059$1,763,686
70$2,031,772$1,241,021$1,065,134$1,883,484
71$2,205,486$1,268,304$1,067,289$2,014,056
72$2,395,862$1,295,867$1,068,460$2,156,473
73$2,604,567$1,323,692$1,068,581$2,311,913
74$2,833,437$1,351,757$1,067,582$2,481,676
75$3,084,492$1,380,037$1,065,390$2,667,195
76$3,359,959$1,408,508$1,061,930$2,870,045
77$3,662,290$1,437,141$1,057,120$3,091,967
78$3,994,187$1,465,904$1,050,877$3,334,875
79$4,358,626$1,494,765$1,043,113$3,600,880
80$4,758,884$1,523,686$1,033,735$3,892,308
81$5,198,571$1,552,628$1,022,647$4,211,723
82$5,681,667$1,581,549$1,009,747$4,561,949
83$6,212,553$1,610,401$994,929$4,946,099
84$6,796,058$1,639,134$978,083$5,367,604
85$7,437,499$1,667,695$959,092$5,830,245
86$8,142,736$1,696,025$937,835$6,338,187
87$8,918,227$1,724,061$914,183$6,896,023
88$9,771,082$1,751,737$888,005$7,508,812
89$10,709,140$1,778,979$859,161$8,182,131
90$11,741,034$1,805,711$827,504$8,922,127
91$12,876,277$1,831,848$792,883$9,735,573
92$14,125,351$1,857,303$755,139$10,629,933
93$15,499,805$1,881,979$714,104$11,613,435
94$17,012,364$1,905,775$669,605$12,695,144
95$18,677,049$1,928,581$621,461$13,885,054
96$20,509,309$1,950,282$569,480$15,194,177
97$22,526,165$1,970,753$513,465$16,634,648
98$24,746,376$1,989,862$453,208$18,219,845
99$27,190,608$2,007,467$388,492$19,964,507
100$29,881,636$2,023,418$319,092$21,884,882